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Ralf Rangnick drops Man Utd transfer tip when asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been a prominent player under Ralf Rangnick (Image: Sebastian Frej / MB Media / Getty Images)

Ralf Rangnick believes Manchester United will pick up ‘two or three’ strikers in the summer transfer window.

The future boss Erik ten Hag arrives this summer with the task of bringing the days of greatness back to Old Trafford and will start bringing in a host of fresh faces.

While the defensive midfield is said to be a priority, Rangnick, who wants to switch to a consulting role at the club, believes new strikers should be in focus.

His comments come amid growing uncertainty about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future amid suggestions the forward could look to leave for the summer.

“This is a question you have to ask Erik ten Hag,” Rangnick told Sky Sports when asked about Ronaldo’s future.

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Ralf Rangnick says Manchester United need to pick up more strikers (Image: Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

– He has shown that he can still be a vital part of this team, but it is clear that the team needs some more strikers. There should be two or three new strikers next season, that’s pretty obvious.

‘If you think about Manchester City and Liverpool, they brought in [players] each transfer window.

‘They strengthened the team, they brought in players who were not so popular at the time they signed and developed into the two best teams in the world.

‘I would not be surprised if they play in the Champions League final in a few weeks.

‘This shows that it is possible for this to happen, and it does not necessarily take three, four years to do so.’

United already look set to replace Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at the end of the season, while Marcus Rashford has been linked with a move due to his struggle to find form.

It is still unknown if Ten Hag will keep Ronaldo, but with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, the club’s top scorer this season with 23 goals, it would be risky to let him leave.

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